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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 440 works in 1,010 publications in 11 languages and 20,617 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Pictorial works  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator, Contributor, 958
Classifications: QE862.D5, 560
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Most widely held works by M. J Benton
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. Far less well-known is a much greater catastrophe that took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least 90 percent of life was destroyed, both on land and in the sea. ... This book documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent rekindling of the idea of catastrophism."--Page [2] of jacket
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

104 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week ... and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days of guesswork. Young researchers use impressive new numerical and imaging methods to explore the tree of life, macroevolution, global change, and functional morphology. The fourth edition is completely revised. The cladistic framework is strengthened, and new functional and developmental spreads are added. Study aids include: key questions, research to be done, and recommendations of further reading and web sites. The book is designed for palaeontology courses in biology and geology departments. It is also aimed at enthusiasts who want to experience the flavour of how the research is done. The book is strongly phylogenetic, and this makes it a source of current data on vertebrate evolution
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the perspectives of sixty eminent scientists to discuss what is currently understood about the functioning of the planet as it relates to massive changes in the environment, in an extensively illustrated reference that features such sections as evolution, animal behavior, and global warming
The history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major breakthrough that made new forms of life possible: including sex and multicellularity, hard skeletons, and the move to land. Along the way, we witness the greatest mass extinction, the first forests, the rise of modern ecosystems, and, most recently, conscious humans. Introducing ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, palaeontology, and systematics, Michael Benton explains how modern science pieces the evidence in this vast evolutionary puzzle together, to build up an accessible and up-to-date picture of the key developments in the history of life on earth
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to over 130 dinosaurs containing notes on where, how, and when they lived, and a description of its size, habits and ecological significance
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossils - Evolution - Dinosaurs - Mammals - Radiometric dating - Continental drift - Wegener's evidence - Plate tectonics - Precambrian - Palaeozoic - Cambrian - Ordovician - Silurian period - Devonian - Carboniferous - Permian - Mesozoic - Triassic - Jurassic - Cretaceous - Cenozoic - Palaeocene epoch - Eocene - Oligocene - Miocene - Pliocene - Pleistocene______________
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if dinosaurs weren't wiped out 65 million years ago? Could we share earth with the biggest creatures ever to have breathed? Take an extraordinary journey across oceans, skies and land to find out if dinosaurs could live in our world
The Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaurs : an a-z guide by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual reconstruction and detailed descriptions including accounts of habitat, location, activities and physical characteristics. Also includes a prehistoric time chart, pronunciation guide, museum list and overview of dinosaur classification
The Fossil record 2( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out what makes a tyrannosaurus different from a diplodocus and what modern-day birds owe to dinosaurs! This exciting and colorful new series presents dinosaurs through stunning artwork, "zoom-in" boxes, fun comparisons, quizzes and puzzles. Each book concentrates on a different type of dinosaur, highlighting particular features, latest discoveries, and the most up-to-date information, as well as colorful maps, simple charts and a comprehensive glossary
On the trail of the dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the scientific evidence and explains the discoveries in clear, understandable text. Presents information on dinosaurs in the laboratory: modern techniques of excavation and analysis; what the remains reveal. Recounts the history of dinosaurs, with stories about some of the earliest finds
Mighty giants by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the largest dinosaurs, providing color illustrations, pronunciation guide and details on their physical characteristics, geographic areas, time periods and diets
The Phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time
Alternative Names
Benton, M. J.

Benton, M. J. 1956-

Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Benton, Michael

Benton, Michael 1956-

Benton, Michael J.

Benton, Michael J. 1956-

Benton Michael James 1956-....

Benton, Michael (Michael J.)

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Michael Benton Brits paleontoloog

Michael J. Benton britischer Paläontologe

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밴턴, 마이클 J

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ベントン, マイケル

ベントン, マイケル・J

ベントン, ミヒャエル

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Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderThe seventy great mysteries of the natural worldThe history of life : a very short introductionGiant plant eatersThe dinosaur encyclopediaDuckbills and boneheads